Janet Harper, a musical prodigy even by Tufa standards, concocts a scheme that she is sure will reunite the fractious Tufa into one strong clan. An old 78 record that belonged to her grandmother recounts a legend about a golden snake, which possesses the ability to enchant even the Faerie Queen. The snake is guarded by a group that calls itself Los Nefilim, creatures with their own magic and a violent past. Janet knows next to nothing about these Nefilim, but she is confident in her mastery of the one thing the Tufa shares with them: the ability to work their magic through music.
On winter solstice, Diago the Nefilim must decide whether to give up his people’s greatest secret, and Janet is forced to choose between saving the Tufa or the world.